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Digest of domestic stories for week Sep 17 – Sep 23, 2016

Lucknow: With the feud in Uttar Pradesh’s first family ends, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav restores all but one portfolios of Shivpal Yadav and  promises to support him as SP’s state unit president, a post from which he was himself removed three days back triggering the power tussle with his uncle.

New Delhi: AAP government accusses Lt Governor Najeeb Jung of adopting a casual approach in dealing with the health crisis in the city, a day after he ordered Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to cut short his Finland visit and return immediately in the wake of sudden spurt in dengue and chikungunya cases.
New Delhi: CBI registers a preliminary enquiry (PE) to probe allegations of commission being paid to middleman in the supply of three aircraft  worth USD 208 million from Brazilian company Embraer to Defence Research  and Development Organisation for airborne surveillance systems.


Uri(J&K): Heavily armed militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based JeM have stormed into an army base in Uri in Kashmir killing 17 jawans. Prime Minister  Narendra Modi asserts that those responsible “will not go “unpunished.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chairing a high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan are reviewing the security situation in the state in the wake of the terror attack on an army base in Uri that left 17 soldiers dead.

Jhansi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Income Declaration Scheme, says he has launched the ‘fair and lovely’ scheme to enable industrialists to convert their black money into white.

Srinagar: After snapping services as a precautinary measure the post paid services have been restored in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi:  Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was hurled ink outside the Lt Governor’s Office by a man claiming to be upset over his much-hyped trip to Finland when the city was grappling with spurt in dengue and chikungunya cases.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Pranab Mukherjee to brief him on the developments related to the Uri terror attack, hours after he discussing the issue with senior ministers and top officials.


Jammu: Amid heightening tension between India and Pakistan, Western Army Commander Lt Gen Surinder Singh visits border areas of Jammu region and asks troops to ensure high degree of alertness and operational preparedness.

New Delhi: Breaking from tradition, the general budget of the union government is likely to be presented on February 1 instead of the last day of the month,as part of an overhaul that would also scrap the practice of a separate railway budget.
New Delhi: In a terrifying incident, a 21-year-old woman teacher bled to death in broad daylight as her stalker stabbed her as many as 22 times in a busy road in front of hoards of onlookers in North Delhi’s Burari, yet again exposing the city’s impassive side.


New Delhi: Slamming Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for glorifying slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani at the UN, India says his remarks show Pakistan’s continued attachment to terrorism.

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani today criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for not mentioning the Kashmir issue in his speech at the world body terming it as “very shocking”. “We had pinned hope that his Excellency will make a reference to Kashmir issue during his official speech. It is highly disheartening and unfortunate,” Geelani said in a statement.

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has been named in an FIR into alleged irregularities in Delhi Commission for Women, triggering a sharp attack by him on Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as the ACB probing the case said the chief minister will not be questioned.

New Delhi: Amid raging row over sharing of Cauvery water, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah meeting Union minister Uma Bharti and explained to her his state’s “difficulty” in releasing the quantum of water to Tamil Nadu as per Supreme Court order, which he termed as “unfair”.

New Delhi: India today hoping that the bill introduced by two senior American lawmakers in the US House of Representatives designating Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, will be treated with “utmost seriousness”.

Mumbai: Teams of elite anti-terror commando force NSG are being deployed in three locations in Mumbai and another team has been kept ready in Delhi to be flown if required after a group of men were spotted moving suspiciously near a naval base along Maharashtra coast.


New Delhi: Indian Air Force successfully fire recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft. India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets New Delhi:India ink a Euro 7.87 billion (approx Rs 59,000) deal with France for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear weapons and equipped with latest missiles that will give the IAF greater “potency” over arch rival Pakistan.

Srinagar: A youth killed and over 30 were injured in clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces in Kashmir where curfew was imposed in some parts of Srinagar district and restrictions were in place elsewhere in the valley in view of separatist call for protests.

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